Offering a sustainable alternative to traditional animal and plastic leather, take a look at Danish fashion brand Ganni and Polybion’s new bio-leather blazer – made entirely from Celium™, an innovative material crafted from bacterial cellulose (yes, really)
Forget about compost, 2023 is all about turning food waste into fashion. Danish fashion brand Ganni has teamed up with Polybion to create a new bio-leather blazer made entirely from Celium™, an innovative material made from bacterial cellulose.
Offering a high-performing alternative to traditional animal and plastic leather, the material is crafted from fruit waste in Polybion’s factory in Irapuato, Mexico.
The latest project with Ganni was brought on by the company’s research sect, Fabrics of the Future, which spearheads the brand’s work with next-generation materials, bridging the gap between textile innovators and fashion consumers.
Featuring a marbled-yellow design adorned with silver buttons, the innovative piece was recently unveiled at Ganni’s Copenhagen flagship store during the Global Fashion Summit.
Offering much more than a cookie cutter design, Celium™ can be deemed a one-of-one unique textile. It renders unique patterns upon completion of each finished piece. Its versatility in design allows it to be dyed, tanned, and embossed, making for a desirable material to work with that is further bolstered by its durability and lightweight feel.
Ganni has fully discontinued the use of virgin animal leather in its ready-to-wear line and plans to follow suit with shoes and accessories in 2023 – this new collaboration thus marks a further step towards the brand becoming more sustainable and providing long-term solutions in the fashion world.
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Image credit: Polybion